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There are 12 ways to get from Bournemouth to Sicily by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, ferry or night train

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Palermo  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Palermo (PMO) LHR - PMO

€98 - €380

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Palermo  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Palermo (PMO) LGW - PMO

€156 - €463

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Catania  •  8h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Catania (CTA) LHR - CTA

€119 - €369

Train to London City, fly to Palermo  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Palermo (PMO) LCY - PMO

€172 - €333

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Catania  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania (CTA) LGW - CTA

€117 - €282

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Palermo  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Palermo (PMO) LTN - PMO

€118 - €351

Train to London Stansted, fly to Palermo  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Palermo (PMO) STN - PMO

€105 - €337

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Catania  •  9h 7m

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Catania (CTA) LTN - CTA

€109 - €200

Bus, bus and ferry  •  44h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Brussels
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Milan
  4. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

€120 - €158

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€190 - €330

Train, bus and ferry, night train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€223 - €352

Train, bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the bus from Southampton to Legnica
  3. Take the bus from Legnica to Palermo

€137 - €291

United Kingdom → Italy
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Conditions of entry into Italy from United Kingdom

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  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Italy.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Sicily is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £100 - £140 and takes 44h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £100 - £320 and takes 8h 8m.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Sicily is 1933 km.

The best way to get from Bournemouth to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 44h 33m and costs £100 - £140.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m to get from Bournemouth to Sicily, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Bournemouth. It is currently 4:43 AM in Bournemouth and 5:43 AM in Sicily.

British Airways, Air France, Swiss and Alitalia offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1932.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 20m

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Bournemouth to Sicily. However, you can take the train to Reading, take the train to London Paddington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Palermo, take the walk to Punta Raisi, then take the train to Palermo. Alternatively, you can take the train to Clapham Junction, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Palermo, take the walk to Punta Raisi, then take the train to Palermo.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from London City to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Flights from London City to Palermo via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Perugia
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €300
Flights from London City to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €390
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €170
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€17 - €21
Anytime Day 1st Class
€29 - €40
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
€10 - €15
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
€19 - €35
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €110
Train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€15 - €19
Anytime Day 1st Class
€25 - €30
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€14 - €18
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, off Holdenhurst Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Baltour
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
RegioJet
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Southampton to Legnica
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Legnica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
39h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators

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